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Oakley - Test Engineer (Product Creation VPL)

Date:  Apr 8, 2021
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 337224 
Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information


Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to other global brands like Ray-Ban and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.



As a member of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team, the VPL Product Creation Engineer uses creativity and a diverse range of engineering experience to explore solutions to a variety of user problems. The Engineer participates in the design, analysis, and prototyping of new concepts. Through work in a manufacturing and product oriented development environment and collaborating cross-functionally and with outside sources, the Engineer sees products through to manufacture.  The individual aims to balance product comfort, performance, and appearance and contributes to overall team goals toward innovative and harmonious designs that compliment and enable technology. 



  • Supports new product development in line with product roadmaps and timelines
  • Tests mechanical properties, materials characterization, and analytical testing to support development
  • Ensures emphasis on product performance and comfort for Eyewear, Goggles, Helmets and Accessories groups
  • Drives and maintains minimum performance standards for all products
  • Owns key technical development areas as part of a larger new product development project
  • Works in a team to develop new products, improve test methods, evaluate competitor products, and create new intellectual property
  • Performs statistical data analysis, sufficiently documents results, and proactively reports findings to relevant partners on a timely basis
  • Drives generation of lab and field testing data to support product specs
  • Works with vendors as needed to support projects and troubleshoot designs
  • Owns testing equipment including calibration, supplies, and maintenance
  • Holds a strong commitment to safe practices including SOP’s, chemical inventory, labeling, and housekeeping



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or related Engineering Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in Engineering
  • Experience within product development and/or manufacturing of consumer products, particularly hard goods
  • Travels to plants or vendors, both domestically and internationally
  • Knowledge of CAD, human factors and how to analyze data, and create data visualization to guide decision making
  • Able to support multiple projects and work within a larger team
  • Self-accountable drive to complete tasks and push projects forward to meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn from colleagues and independently to expand the team’s knowledge and skills
  • Strong attention to detail while understanding the big picture
  • Comfortable working on the borders of risk, actively communicating among a team to establish a design direction using human factors, creating prototypes that prove it, and driving product performance



  • Master’s degree in Materials Science Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or related
  • Background in polymeric materials processing, testing, and theory
  • Experience with mechanical properties testing in optics and Impact Testing, etc.
  • Experience with coatings and coatings testing
  • Experience operating test lab equipment or in a manufacturing plant environment

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 or e-mail (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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